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Slow Food: Tea house

I attended another slow food activity tonight. It was a tea tasting or should I say a tea discovery. It was held at the Maison de Thé Camellia Sinensis. I had walked by it before but had never gone inside because it seemed dark and empty, so it was a pleasant surprise when I walked […]

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New Job stress…

The time had come to go visit my first corporate client in Quebec City. I was very very nervous because it was my first meeting with a client and I had heard they were not satisfied with our services. I was also worried that they wanted me to help them with a reservation program that […]

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Illuminations

I have decided to start painting again. I have chosen to renew with something I had studied briefly a few years back: illuminations. This is the art used by monks in the Middle Ages to decorate manuscripts, specifically capital letters at the top of a page. This is extremely delicate and meticulous work. It involves […]

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Getting back up…

A new year, a new chapter in this diary. I had planned to start with a big production about my plan to loose weight, with colourful progress charts, bells and whistles and anecdotes about being a fatty…But somehow it all seems too superficial. I still plan to do it…eventually, but not just yet. I am […]